Top 10 Woodworking Tips & Tricks | Paul Sellers

Top 10 Woodworking Tips & Tricks | Paul Sellers

When you have been woodworking as long as Paul has, you have little shortcuts and techniques that you gather and use throughout your woodworking. Here are 10 that Paul put together for this video:

1. PRE-FINISHING THROUGH TENONS 0:12
2. PLANING SUPER THIN STOCK 0:55
3. MAGNETIZE YOUR PUSH STICK 1:42
4. SQUARE PEG, ROUND HOLE 2:05
5. ROUTER PLANE AS A GAUGE 2:38
6. PUSHING A PIN INTO END LINE 2:58
7. SHARPEN A PENCIL WITH CHISEL 3:23
8. IRONING OUT THE DENTS 3:44
9. SUPER GLUE WICKING 3:58
10. FILING THE FIRST FEW TEETH 4:39

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50 Comments

  1. Corncob Johnson real on January 10, 2022 at 8:48 pm

    The one about sharpening the pencil with a chisel was great. Now I can stop thowing them out when they get dull

  2. Bodycollagen com on January 10, 2022 at 8:49 pm

    That is absolute pleasure to watch Your films. Great knowledge and experience and… a way to share it with us. Thank You.

  3. ikust007 on January 10, 2022 at 8:51 pm

    Just for that my subscription is worth every penny

  4. Mark Macauley on January 10, 2022 at 8:51 pm

    Thank you so much Paul!

  5. John Morris on January 10, 2022 at 8:51 pm

    great video thanks paul

  6. Newton’s Cradle. on January 10, 2022 at 8:52 pm

    Oh no. You’ve added another use for a router plane! I’m sure you sir are single handedly responsible for the massive increase in the popularity and price of these things on eBay etc. 🥴
    Thanks again Paul for not only the tips but the wonderfully relaxed way you present them. I’m a 62 year old grandfather recently retired after 46 years in the electrical trade, yet when I watch your videos I feel like I’m a young man again listening to my grandfather in his garage as he passes on to his lifetime of knowledge and experience to me. I feel truly honoured to be living at the same time as you.
    All the best to you and yours and as young master Oliver once said “Please sir, can I have some more?”

  7. dmacmakes on January 10, 2022 at 8:53 pm

    Did Mark Rylance just teach me woodworking?

  8. tech skills waheed on January 10, 2022 at 8:54 pm

    ALLAH.. God may bless you Sir

  9. Chris P on January 10, 2022 at 8:55 pm

    I love these little pearls of wisdom

  10. ugaladh on January 10, 2022 at 8:56 pm

    I don’t do inlays but that trick with CA glue for really thin pieces I will use. ( been making some thin bookmarks with scrap pieces of nice wood)

  11. Ivo - Refúgio Bushcraft on January 10, 2022 at 8:56 pm

    Congratulations!! I’m a woodworker too and from Brazil. I’m alredy subscribed 😊

  12. sealed2mybff on January 10, 2022 at 8:56 pm

    Watching this makes me feel so sad. I want to join the ranks of active woodworkers again. I miss it more than I realized, and watching youtube videos is equally awesome and driving me crazy.

  13. Matt Evans-Koch on January 10, 2022 at 8:59 pm

    Of the 10 tips I have only seen three that I have seen before. There is always something you can learn from a master craftsman that makes your work more efficient and and your results more beautiful. Thank you Paul.

  14. Mark Armstrong on January 10, 2022 at 9:01 pm

    Very usefull information thanks Paul

  15. Dimitar Dobrev on January 10, 2022 at 9:05 pm

    i cant imagine using tip #10 on my japanese saw, then again, that thing is easy to ‘start’.
    Edit: Awesome channel by the way

  16. Joe Nadeau on January 10, 2022 at 9:06 pm

    I have been dabbling with woodworking for a very long time but I have just come to the realization that understanding the metal you use to manipulate the wood is the key to the whole thing. Thanks for the great tips.

  17. Dan Bow on January 10, 2022 at 9:06 pm

    I feel that you were being disingenuous when your pencil lead broke. 😉

  18. NeihS88 on January 10, 2022 at 9:07 pm

    schaut euch mal die Spiegelseite von dem Stemmeisen an bei 2:15 min. Schrecklich !!!

  19. Luís Pereira Ventura on January 10, 2022 at 9:08 pm

    thank you

  20. Mylène Dugas on January 10, 2022 at 9:08 pm

    WoW! Thank you, thank you! And happy 69th birthday! 🥳🥳

  21. Michalis Cholevas on January 10, 2022 at 9:09 pm

    One more great video Paul, we need more of these short ones and more q&a ones. Thank you for sharing all this knowledge with us.

  22. TopSaw on January 10, 2022 at 9:12 pm

    Love this, I’ll show it to my high school woodshop classes. I do tree work on the weekends, bring the wood in to mill and we build projects from the logs we mill.

  23. Ernie Souza on January 10, 2022 at 9:14 pm

    They are all great ideas to use. I especially like using the router to mark depth as you would use a gauge. Thanks Paul!

  24. ikust007 on January 10, 2022 at 9:15 pm

    Yes ! 10-1000 ! We must have a start-up to clone you Paul!

  25. Joe JoeLesh on January 10, 2022 at 9:15 pm

    You are a treasure Sir

  26. ironman tooltime on January 10, 2022 at 9:19 pm

    Rob Cosman hates that tenth tip!

  27. Bladerunner on January 10, 2022 at 9:21 pm

    Excellent tips, simple but effective. The one that struck a chord with me was the pencil sharpening with a chisel. My dad, who was a cabinet maker, always did that. One that my dad taught me (more than 50 years ago) was, when you are blowing sawdust out of something like a hole that you have just drilled for example, close your eyes before you blow.

  28. Steve Vdmey on January 10, 2022 at 9:21 pm

    The CA glue trick is a great one. I use it all the time, the only difference is I put painter’s tape or masking tape on the two surfaces I want to glue together and then I glue the masking tape together. When you’re done just pull the tape off. No glue to clean up. And I’ve had no problem with hold.

  29. MegaWeagle on January 10, 2022 at 9:22 pm

    Why does the last tip work? I see that it clearly does, but why?

  30. Phil Collins on January 10, 2022 at 9:22 pm

    Brilliant

  31. Matthew McClaren on January 10, 2022 at 9:24 pm

    What brand saw is that?

  32. STEPHEN CAIN on January 10, 2022 at 9:29 pm

    Mr cool 😁😁😁

  33. Noel Rodrigue on January 10, 2022 at 9:29 pm

    OK, in the past half-hour I’ve had the pleasure to get about 30 tricks/tips from Paul. Many left me smiling because some of the tricks/tips are fun and ‘evident’ when you think of it. If I go by the comments this series is about a year old. Paul in one of the introduction mentions that he does a weekly ‘one trick’ presentation on Instagram; I’m not there as I see it as a time burner. Would it be possible for the team to recover these many tips and roll them into series of 10 or 20 that could be presented on YouTube? They’re about ‘a tip a minute’ … so do the math! Thank you Paul and the team, this was dessert and delicious too.

  34. ian Woodland on January 10, 2022 at 9:29 pm

    Not been with you for a while Paul…..but surprise surprise, just 5 mins and I’ve learned new tips. Classic Paul, once again, never disappointed !

  35. Boozoo Chavis on January 10, 2022 at 9:30 pm

    It is so hard to argue with the hard earned knowledge gained from decades of experience – hands on beats the "theory" of how life works any old day in my book! Please keep up the good work.

  36. Jim Deal on January 10, 2022 at 9:32 pm

    You are a pleasure to watch, it’s almost mesmerizing. Every new project I start, I find one of your videos that make the process easier, the results better, and most importantly, more fun to complete!

  37. Aerodyll UK on January 10, 2022 at 9:32 pm

    These videos are so relaxing. I’m not even making anything.

  38. trackie1957 on January 10, 2022 at 9:33 pm

    I love sharpening my pencil with a sharp pocket knife, but only quality pencils, like that Dixon Ticonderoga you have here. The wood is always consistent and the lead is strong. Don’t believe me? Get a cheap pencil, such as one used for scoring golf, try sharpening it, then, after breaking the point off a few times in the attempt, try sharpening one like Paul’s. You will see what I mean. I appreciate a quality tool, no matter how modest.

  39. Joshua Gould on January 10, 2022 at 9:35 pm

    Thank you Mr. Sellers!

  40. Jim Bo on January 10, 2022 at 9:35 pm

    That shellac coating applies to all glue ups. Nobody ever does it. I always pre finish around glued joints. No staining from squeezeout.

  41. Richard Roberts on January 10, 2022 at 9:36 pm

    I’m a greenwood carver. I make bowls, kuksas, spoons etc. I like to use my axe or a drawknife and shavehorse to sharpen my pencils. The overkill involved makes me chuckle. Thanks for all the education you give us Paul, you’re my go to guy for any working of seasoned wood I do. My cheap planes were awful until I found your channel and vids on setting, usage and sharpening.

  42. drago vidic on January 10, 2022 at 9:36 pm

    Amazing! Thank you.

  43. SandyK-C on January 10, 2022 at 9:38 pm

    Thank you so much Paul, these are invaluable tips for me 😀xx

  44. Paul Harries on January 10, 2022 at 9:38 pm

    Paul, in your video you use super glue to retain a thin strip before planing. Could you please tell me what accelerator and glue you use, as I didn’t know accelerator was needed? Thanks for any advice you can give,
    Paul Harries

  45. 738polarbear on January 10, 2022 at 9:40 pm

    Tips from 50 years worth of work. priceless ,thanks Paul.

  46. Frank Rudman on January 10, 2022 at 9:41 pm

    Genius

  47. Steve Mattox on January 10, 2022 at 9:42 pm

    Another great video. You have so many tips and tricks. If I only knew a fraction of what you know.

  48. Bertil Adania on January 10, 2022 at 9:43 pm

    Great, as ursual! 🇸🇪

  49. Quong Fuc Heung Cong on January 10, 2022 at 9:45 pm

    i grint the start of saw to a sharp edge.

  50. Slaphappy Duplenty on January 10, 2022 at 9:47 pm

    I use a mechanical pencil. 1.3mm for general construction and 0.7mm for fine work. My top tip.

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